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Chevrolet Aveo, Hatchback, Sedan
#60 of 83 Re: My New 2007 Aveo Sedan LT RS. [flaaveo]
Sep 28, 2007 (8:07 am)
Well there's the frieght and PDI included in the CDN$18,110 price and that price now also includes free sunroof. So we can subtract $1200 for PDI/Freight and another $1000 for the sunroof and the LT-RS is now $16,000CDN. The RS package adds two RS badges to the front door panels. Do USA Aveos have heated mirrors? I went back to the GM site and did some pricing. If you get an LT and add the alloy wheels, rear spoiler, cd player with 4 speakers (still not the RS 6 speaker), and sunroof the price is over $19,000 with PDI/Freight included. So it makes more sense for us to buy the RS package and get the 6 speaker cd player, sunroof for free, and stereo controls on the steering wheel (not available on LT). But yes I see what you're saying about USA versus Canadian prices, but what can we do. I think our market is very different from USA so the prices reflect that. We buy over 50% of all our vehicles in the subcompact or compact class versus just over 13% in USA (our figures are similar to Europe), due to our gas prices being far more expensive.
Also check out these photos to see how the GMDAT Aveo is sold around the world:
#61 of 83 Aveo alarm system
Sep 28, 2007 (8:35 am)
Can anyone give me details about the pre-installed alarm system on the Aveo? Is it factory installed or dealer installed?
Also, on the sedan, if you lock the doors with the key fob and then open the trunk with the key, does the alarm go off?
If you are inside the sedan and lock the doors with the key fob, can you pop the trunk from the release button?
Any help you can give would be appreciated.
#62 of 83 Re: Aveo alarm system [m5pilot]
Sep 28, 2007 (10:12 am)
I'm not sure if the alarm is factory or dealer or both. But what I can help with is this. If you arm the alarm system outside the car (locks the doors), you'll still be able to use the keyless remote or key to open the trunk without setting off the alarm. However, if you unlock all doors and open the trunk and keep trunk open for longer than 60 seconds, the system on 2007 and 08 Aveos will lock all doors as a security added feature. If you are inside the car and decide to lock with the keyfob and try to start the car the alarm will go off. You are advised by the instruction book to lock all door by pushing down the driver's door lock - this locks all 4 doors. To unlock all four doors from the inside, just pull up on the driver's side interior door lock.
#63 of 83 Re: My New 2007 Aveo Sedan LT RS. [richard1haines]
Sep 29, 2007 (4:22 am)
"Do USA Aveos have heated mirrors?"
Yes, but only on the LT model.
Apr 30, 2008 (8:25 am)
Just pick up ours yesterday. It had a vibratory squeek on the left door, but apparently worked itself out in about 1 hour of driving. It was not any worse than my wife's new Focus, which had a sqeak on the door, vibrating trunk, and terrible wind noise on the left window since we bought it new. The quiestest new car we've ever own is the Corolla. But I can't ask for more from a $8300 car that we paid $7000 for.
The stick shift was a little hard to learn at first, as it is like many cars, difficult to get into 2nd when you down shift. Once you've realized that you can not accidentally get into reverse (there is a finger activated release that you must use - which is great), you can jam it hard into the corner, so you will not mistake 2nd gear for 4th. It took a while to get use to that.
The steering was nimble, which handled better than the Equinox that we almost bought. But apparently was a big complain from other folks.
Beware of the back seat latch. We had major problem with a 2008 in Mexico that had only 400 miles, and I read it online too. Don't force it or jam it or it will lock. Hopefully it will not give us major problem. So far no problem yet, but it could be for folks who use it alot. I imagine lots of WD40 will help with the jamming issue.
I find it interesting that the 30000 mile timing belt check was removed on the 08 model, but required on the 07 model. Apparently a visual check is worthless, and they've done away with it. I am still planning to replace that timing belt every 30 to 40 K after the first replacement at 60K. Don't want to mess with these interference engines.
Please give feedback on your 08 Aveo experience. Hopefully they've got most of the glitches worked out.
May 01, 2008 (6:16 pm)
No more squeeks from my car today, the 2008 aveo we got 2 days ago. The shifting is still difficult to get used to, going from 4 or 5 to 2. I still have problem putting it into 3rd.
The cup holders are wayyy to small, crampted, and tight. Hard to shift with 2 sixteen oz pop in it, as it cramps up against the stick shift. I would not put any double 20 oz pop, or they will bump each other's lid off. It really was meant for small coffee cups or small coffees.
May 01, 2008 (6:26 pm)
Well just got a new 08 Silver Aveo Hatch. Replaced my 98' Cavalier, I mainly use it for work commuting and have only put 30 miles on it but the car is nice. Our main vehicle is a 07 Equinox AWD which is awsome. The main problem I have with the Aveo is how cheap the switch gear feels and how thin the doors are, sorta reminds me of the geo tracker and metro. I will accesorize it in time. First up are tinted windows a better set of speakers with a small 4 channel amp. I will keep the stock head unit because it lets me plug in my SIrius radio. and the aveos idea of a premium sound system is a joke. but what can i expect from a 14000 dollar car I got for 11000 out the door, then minus trade and cash for a whopping monthly car payment of $122
May 02, 2008 (10:55 am)
I got my first Aveo in 2005. I loved it, it was an LS model, 5 Speed, AM/FM radio, manual everything. It was a great car.
I just got a 2008 Aveo LT, and again, pleased as punch with the purchase.
The Automatic transmission I don't care much for, I mean, I am a die hard stick shift fan, and I don't like the constant upshift-downshift in the hills, but it doesn't lack for power.
The 2007/2008 Sedan models do have a nicer front profile than my 2005 did, which is wonderful.
My LT has the AM/FM/CD/MP3 player with steering wheel controls which is very nice, though the volume isn't really all that. I am not sure if it is the stereo itself or the speakers. I like to rock out while I am driving, and the stock unit just doesn't have the punch I am looking for. But the 6 speaker system is really nice and clear.
The Alarm is a help (not that I carry much that I am worried about being stolen, well, other than the car itself). Downside to that is the replacement key, with the alarm controller costs $148 to replace, then another $45 to get it programmed.
Overall, my experience is really good. I have very few complaints, at least no more than I would have with any car.
The Aveo is a good buy, and a wonderful car.
May 13, 2008 (4:50 am)
I just bought my 2008 Aveo5 last week. I wasn't going to buy until fall but lucked out and fell into $1000 off bonus bucks and $1000 GM loyalty at the same time. I couldn't refuse. I have been impressed so far. I will use the vehicle mainly as transportation to and from work in the winter and rainy days. Both of my sons laughed at me when they saw it (my other vehicle is a K3500 diesel dually) until they drove it. I hope that it will last me 5 years at 10,000 per year. Will post more when I drive it. Hi to all.
#69 of 83 Very Reliable Aveo Sedan
May 14, 2008 (2:15 pm)
26,000km on my 2007 Aveo Sedan and so far no problems have surfaced. There's been a minor issue with the silver painted finish on the interior door handles rubbing off onto our fingers. But otherwise, it's been dead reliable and a great little car.